Maine LD 1465: An Act To Require the State To Adequately Pay for Emergency Medical Services

LD 1465 (subjects: MEDICAID , MAINECARE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1465&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Michel Lajoie of Lewiston: (D – District 58) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
12/21/2015 House Received by the Clerk of the House on December 17, 2015.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES pursuant to Joint Rule 308.2 and ordered printed pursuant to Joint Rule 401.
3/9/2016 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-547)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/10/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED in concurrence
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) READ and ADOPTED in concurrence
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
3/15/2016 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) in concurrence
On motion by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland The Senate RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) in concurrence
On motion by Senator HASKELL of Cumberland Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) in concurrence
Unfinished Business
3/16/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/17/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/22/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/23/2016 Senate Unfinished Business
3/24/2016 Senate Taken from the table by the President
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) in concurrence
3/28/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 521
(Yeas 121 – Nays 21 – Absent 9 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/29/2016 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending ENACTMENT in concurrence
4/11/2016 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE.
Under suspension of the Rules, On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford The Senate RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-547).
Under further suspension of the Rules, On motion by Same Senator The Senate RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) was ADOPTED
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “A” (S-496) to Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) As Amended By Senate Amendment “A” (S-496) thereto ADOPTED In NON-CONCURRENCE
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “A” (S-496) thereto In NON-CONCURRENCE
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/12/2016 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-547) as Amended by Senate Amendment “A” (S-496) thereto
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/12/2016 House FINALLY PASSED.
ROLL CALL NO. 603
(Yeas 147 – Nays 1 – Absent 3 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/12/2016 Senate FINALLY PASSED, in concurrence.
4/29/2016 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 658V
139 having voted in the affirmative and 10 in the negative, with 2 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/29/2016 Senate LD 1465 In Senate, April 29, 2016, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 33 In Favor and 1 Against, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text

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An Act To Require the State To Adequately Pay for Emergency Medical Services

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 22 MRSA 3174-JJ, as amended by PL 2013, c. 441, 1, is further amended to read:

3174-JJ. MaineCare reimbursement for ambulance services

The department shall reimburse for ambulance services under MaineCare at a level that is not less than the average allowable reimbursement rate under Medicare for such services or at the highest percent of that level that is possible within resources appropriated for those purposes. Beginning March 1, 2015, the department shall reimburse for ambulance services under MaineCare at a level that is not less than 65% of the average allowable reimbursement rate under Medicare for such services.

SUMMARY

This bill changes the law to ensure that MaineCare reimbursement for ambulance services is not less than the average Medicare allowable rate.

Patterns of Support

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